Despite stormy weather the night before, our 2018 Cross Country ran in cool, clear and even sunny conditions; perfect for a long distance event.

This year marks the 25th year that MAS & CYS students have been involved in Cross Country events and the third year on the western Maitland Golf Course where the greens, reservoir and bridges made a perfect backdrop for a competitive field. Thank you to the parents and senior students who acted as marshals this year, directing students around the course and to many staff who gave so freely of their time help. A huge thank you to Beth Hector and Tim Tuck for their continued organisation of this important primary event.

Thank you also to the Maitland Golf Club who were so accommodating with our use of the course and to Apex who gave us access to toilet facilities at their clubrooms. Supervision and photographic records prepared by teaching staff was also appreciated as was the way our students were encouraged to do their best, complete the course and compete using sporting behaviour

Participation in the event was high with over 120 students in Years Reception – 7 from both campuses taking part in running the course. After the allocation of place getting and participation points the final scores were Eagles 260 and Sharks 222. Congratulations to the Eagles as the winners of the 2018 Cross Country trophy. Place getters received ribbons and all students will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation.